Galyna recalls, “I was wounded in my stomach and on my hand in 2014 during the bombing. I was suddenly covered in blood. I was taken by car to the next village hospital through the streets, which were on fire. It was bright as day due to the phosphorous bombs.
Since 2014, our village has been under constant bomb attacks until everything was destroyed.
My husband and I have nowhere to go. We have been living here for more than 45 years. All that time, we have been building our nest, and neither of us could ever believe that such times as these could come. We are in our 70s, and God may give us a few more years. We feel like we can’t start something new again. We want to be buried here, in our motherland.
With no electricity, heating or water supply, our daily life is more like surviving. Still, we are happy to have each other. Everything we do, we do together. I hope that we will die together on the same day. Most of our provision is humanitarian aid. We are deeply thankful to those people who live far away but whose hearts are open and compassionate towards us.”